June 13th, 2021 - 15:00 CET (9:00 EDT)
Wembley Stadium, London (Capacity 90,000)
Opening match in Group D of UEFA Euro 2020 sees HRVATSKA take on England at Wembley.
From UEFA.com - England vs Croatia: UEFA EURO 2020 match background, facts and stats
• Croatia reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the expense of England, who turned the tables later that year to qualify for the inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals.
• This is the second time the teams have met at the UEFA European Championship, with co-hosts England making their tenth appearance in the finals and Croatia their sixth. However, while England have never won on Matchday 1, Croatia are still to taste defeat – winning their last three opening fixtures at the final tournament.
• The countries have played in three previous UEFA European Championship fixtures, the first coming at UEFA EURO 2004 when two Wayne Rooney goals helped England to a 4-2 Matchday 3 victory in Lisbon that took Sven-Göran Eriksson's team into the quarter-finals at the expense of a Croatia team coached by Otto Barić.
UEFA.com on England:
• Southgate's side finished top of Group A in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying, winning seven of their eight matches (L1) to progress six points ahead of the Czech Republic, who are also in Group D at the final tournament. England's sole defeat came away to the Czechs in their fifth fixture (1-2); they had beaten them 5-0 at Wembley in their opening game.
• Kane finished as the overall top scorer in the qualifying group stage with 12 goals, scoring at least once in every game. He also provided five assists.
• Raheem Sterling was involved in 15 of England's 37 qualifying goals, scoring eight himself with seven assists.
• England have never won their opening group game at a UEFA European Championship in eight previous attempts (D5 L3). They have drawn their last two Matchday 1 fixtures 1-1, against Russia in 2016 and France four years earlier. They also drew 1-1 against Switzerland at Wembley in the opening match of EURO '96.
• The defeat by Iceland in the last 16 at UEFA EURO 2016 is England's only reverse in their last 11 EURO finals matches (W5 D5), with the eliminations on penalties by Italy (2012) and Portugal (2004) counted as draws.
• England have never lost in the finals of a major tournament at Wembley (W7 D3), though they have drawn both Matchday 1 fixtures and were defeated on penalties there by Germany after a 1-1 draw in the semi-final of EURO '96.
• England's record at Wembley is W179 D72 L38. They have won their last five matches at the stadium, including UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic (5-0), Bulgaria (4-0) and Montenegro (7-0); a 2-1 UEFA Nations League defeat by Spain on 8 September 2018 is their only loss in their last 17 matches at Wembley (W12 D4).
UEFA.com on HRVATSKA:
• This is Croatia's sixth EURO; they have missed out just once since independence, at UEFA EURO 2000, meaning this is their fifth successive finals. They have twice reached the last eight and twice bowed out at the group stage.
• Croatia's UEFA EURO 2016 campaign was ended in the round of 16 by eventual champions Portugal, who were 1-0 winners after extra time. A team coached by Ante Čačić had finished first in their section on seven points, ahead of defending champions Spain.
• Dalić's charges were Group E winners in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, picking up 17 points from their eight matches to finish three points ahead of Wales.
• Croatia are unbeaten on Matchday 1 at EURO (W4 D1), winning the last three such matches including a 1-0 defeat of Turkey at UEFA EURO 2016.
• Having been eliminated by Portugal after extra time four years ago, a 2-1 defeat in Hungary on 24 March 2019 is Croatia's only loss over 90 minutes in their last 14 EURO matches (W9 D4).
• Croatia's record in England is W4 D1 L7. At EURO '96 in the country, they won two and lost two of their four matches, bowing out after a 2-1 defeat against eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals at Old Trafford in Manchester.
UEFA.com list of opposing players who are or have been club teammates:
• Have played together:
Jordan Henderson & Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, 2014–2020)
Trent Alexander-Arnold & Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, 2016–2020)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain & Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, 2017–2020)
Raheem Sterling & Dejan Lovren (Liverpool 2014/15)
Tyrone Mings & Lovre Kalinić (Aston Villa 2018–)
Danny Rose & Luka Modrić (Tottenham 2010–12)
Kieran Trippier & Šime Vrsaljko (Atlético Madrid 2019–)
Callum Hudson-Odoi & Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea 2018–)
Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount & Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea 2019–)
Head to Head comparison:
Betting odds from OddsChecker.com: